Membership in AAIP offers a vast pool of opportunities for career growth through networking with other Native physicians across the country as well as opportunities to support future generations of Native health care providers by serving as role models for a variety of AAIP student programs. Here are the different membership options for Physicians:
A prospective member need only to provide sufficient verification or proof of American Indian or Alaska Native descent to be eligible for full voting membership. AAIP leadership acknowledges the many committed Native physicians who are less than a 1/8th blood quantum and we value their contributions to AI/AN health and to our Association. Please seriously consider re-establishing your membership or if not previously a member please join and support our mission.
MEMBERSHIP CATEGORIES ELIGIBILITY & QUALIFICATIONS
There shall be the following categories of membership with stated qualifications, privileges, and restrictions:
Any allopathic or osteopathic physician, who identifies and holds himself or herself out as an American Indian, or Alaska Native is eligible for voting membership.
(1) Any allopathic or osteopathic physician, who identifies and holds himself or herself out as an American Indian or Alaska Native, but cannot provide sufficient verification of American Indian or Alaska Native heritage or ancestry, but can provide sufficient verification or proof of some American Indian or Alaska Native ancestry, is eligible for associate membership.
(2) An associate member who has provided exceptional or significant support to the mission and purposes of the Association or who has participated actively in the affairs of the Association as an associate member for at least three consecutive years and who has established a reputation of good will toward the Association and its members may be granted full voting membership rights and privileges upon application to and recommendation of the Membership Committee and approval of the Board of Directors.
Any person who supports the mission of the Association who has distinguished himself or herself in an American Indian or Alaska Native health field or related health profession is eligible for honorary membership upon nomination by the Membership Committee and approval by the Board of Directors.
Any person or entity that supports the mission and purposes of the Association, and who provides financial support to the Association is eligible for supporting membership upon approval by the Board of Directors.
$250.00 Full Member Physician
$175.00 Associate Member Physician
$50.00 Retired Physician
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